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April Giveaways – 2 New Spring Bag Designs

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Post a comment below (be sure to use a valid email address) to let us know which design (Vanda Orchid or Flower of Life pattern) you would like to win and you will automatically be entered to win your favorite new Spring Design Hipster Bag. The Giveaway Drawing is on April 12th at 4 pm EST.

Two winners will be notified by email so be sure to provide a valid email address.

We hope you will sign up here to receive all of our member’s only offers 🙂

For full details about the Vanda Orchid Hipster Bag, click HERE.

For full details about the Flower of Life Hipster Bag, click HERE.

 

SPRING SALE on New Orchid Bags

My Spring Sale starts today, March 11, 2014 and ends on Thursday, April 10th at 8 pm Eastern Standard Time. ONLY 200 sets (Hipster Bag with matching Wristlet) are available in each design. Order your favorite design today, get the matching leather wrist wallet/phone case FREE,  and save $75.00!
Click HERE or on the image for the official SALE page for both new designs.

Vanda Orchid Cross Body Hipster Bag heralds Spring in Green, Orc

New Spring Bags feature Orchid Pinks and Flower of Life  by Debr

New Spring Bags feature ‘Orchid’ – Pantone’s color of the year

I was definitely inspired by Pantone’s choice for Color of the Year, Orchid, which is a blend of mauve-rose-purple-pinks. I knew I had a Vanda Orchid image with these very colors and so, one of the new spring bag designs features an actual Vanda Orchid image, complete with spring greenery in the background.

Since I’m very focused on creating designs and art that incorporate the ancient and powerful Flower of Life, this pattern is also included within the two new spring designs.

I’m testing a new marketing strategy and am limiting the production of the Vanda Orchid and Sensuous Orchid Black Flower of Life designs on Cross-Body Hipster bags to only 200 of each design. This may be a terrific incentive or a total flop, but I won’t know unless I put it out there. Let me know if you have any opinions on this by commenting on this post, by sharing on commenting via the Facebook or other social media links below, or via email to me at debra at debracortese dot com.

To see larger images and full details of any of the new bags, just click the main image.

Welcome Spring…. please arrive soon!

 

Holiday Gift Lists for Women & Men

I know many people, myself included, will wait until the last few days to really get serious about holiday shopping. However, for those who get it together for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, I have several options that will bring smiles to both the men and women on your lists.
NEW fall-winter collection Debra Cortese Design handbags

Holiday Gifts for Women…

Handbags (of course) but did you know about my holiday specials?

1. BOGO FREE – on the new fall/winter design cross body “Hipster” Bags (plus I’m extending the free shipping through Dec. 5th).

2. Get a FREE matching leather Wrist Wallet/Phone Case when you order any new Fall Winter Travel Tote, Casual Tote or Hipster (only one special offer per hipster – cannot combine 2 offers or I’ll be looking for another part time job!)

3. The 2013 Business Travel Tote Bags (not the new Fall/Winter Collection) are on sale for $170. each. That’s a savings of 40%!

4. For my sunshine loving friends, the Trio Collection Sale has also been extended. You save $65. when y

ou order one of the 3 trio sets: Peacock Feather, Aquarius Blues and Golden Fractals. The Trios include a casual tote, matching leather wrist wallet and matching flip flops!

Holiday Gifts for Men…

1. Dopp Bags in the new Fall/Winter Designs. These are great travel bags for your toiletries and are big enough to pack an extra pair of socks too!

Debra Cortese Designs Silver Maple Dopp Bag  Silver Maple Bark Messenger Bag

2. Messenger/Laptop Bags or man bags are great for carrying all of your business papers, laptop or tablet, plus there’s room for personal items and the sturdy, padded cross body strap makes it easy to carry. Check out the Silver Maple Bark Design. It is a pattern that I created from a photo of an actual section of bark from a silver maple at the Boston Arboretum, or the Snake Pattern. This was from a photo of an actual rainbow snake that was living at Silver Heights Organic Nursery in Cochecton Center, NY this past summer. The snake was quite colorful, but for the manly design, it has been modified to more subdued colors which actually accentuate the design!

3. Here’s the link to my FLASKS and Cell Phone Cases which feature my sacred geometry designs in combination with astrology signs. Note: these are great gifts for men and women.

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4. Calendars, Mugs, Ornaments, Shirts, Hats, Shower Curtains, Pillows and Laptop Skins can also be found in my shops on Cafepress and Zazzle.

 

Gift Certificate are always the right size and color! Plus, you get an extra 20% value when you purchase any amount of Gift Certificate by December 3rd.

Check back soon or better yet, sign up to receive my email news… where I always feature a special member’s only offer!

AND… when you sign up to receive my email news, you are automatically entered in all future giveaways 😉

If you have any questions about the sales or products, send an email to me at: debra (at) debracortese.com or call: 305-298-2023

If I’m not available to answer when you call, leave a message and I’ll call you back – usually within 24 hours or less!

Please share this post (you can use the share buttons below) with your nature loving friends so I can share the beauty, power and magic of nature with them too!

 

 

 

The Universe is always sharing messages. What do you choose to listen to?

I’m in the process of rebranding my handbag business and all of the messages I am receiving reaffirm that my childhood passions for gardening, hiking, exploring, beeing in nature were the original blueprint for the story of who I am. Along the way, sacred geometry and Flower of Life joined my list of major inspirational alignments. The symbolic and energetic vibrations of Flower of Life and all of its variations have become the basis for many of my paintings, projects, and designs over the past decade, which is especially significant in light of the challenging background story of bankruptcy and foreclosure that I was living during that time. The energy and alignment that I experience while creating art and designs using the underlying grid that represents the Flower of Life and all of its power is phenomenal.

My close friends and family knew the background story and as the foreclosure process signaled that is was time to move on they also understood why I chose to return to my childhood home town of Narrowsburg, NY. It was time to review the full circle, time to help my only sister with the care of our 88 year old mother. Mom had a severe stroke in 2005, is paralyzed on one side of her body and needs full-time assistance for all the basic daily grooming and feeding activities that most of us go through on auto pilot. I now also realize from conversations and the posts of many Facebook friends that we are among so many others taking care of aging parents and, as much as possible, we are maintaining and expanding our own stories along the way.

One of the ways I maintain an optimistic perspective is to begin my day with great coffee, my two favorite inspirational daily emails (Thoughts from The Universe and Abraham’s Daily Quote). If that isn’t enough to get my energy and attitude in the flow, because some mornings just need an extra dose of positive energy – I’ll listen to a short meditation or watch an inspirational video.

Today I ‘listened’ to the messages that, not surprisingly, came through a link in an email, and followed one to the video on this post. I’ve been aligned with the work of Esther and Jerry Hicks/Abraham for many years and as I allow more of what feels right to me, I understand, to the point of tears of joy, why nature is such an inspiring, vital part of who I am and what I can share.

Please share your thoughts on this in the comments below and share this post with your friends (share buttons below).

Enjoy the video and NATURE!

The Universe Always Provides Signs. Pay Attention
a YouTube Video of Esther Hicks/Abraham that reminded me of the power of my connections to nature:

 

Seeds of Intention via Spiritual Connections Radio

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I had the pleasure earlier this summer of meeting Mark Rawson along with Grandma Michelle during an art opening at The Stray Cat Gallery in Bethel, NY. That connection opened the door to a live radio chat with Mark and Pamela Latour on Mark’s “Spiritual Connections Radio” show.
The main topic of our conversation revolved around my “Create Your Own Seed of Intention” workshop/exercise. This seemingly simple exercise is not only fun to do, it engages playful images and memories and energetically connects you to your own source energy, the ideal place to be when ‘setting’ your intention for a specific goal!
Listen (when you have a spare hour – yes, it is that long and hopefully interesting enough to listen to the end).
Here’s the link to the recording: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/spiritualconnectionsradio/2013/11/08/debra-cortese-thursday-930pm-est

Please do participate- it’s free, fun, easy and you’ll remember your favorite childhood games, characters and more!
You can download the free pdf version of “Create Your Own Seed of Intention” HERE.
You will need to send an email so I know how many people are trying this exercise… and I’d love any feedback for future versions.

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Flower of Life Energy Paintings, Patterns and Honey Bees

As long as I’m still breathing, I’m here to learn. Every day, something old is new again or more specifically, every day I see the connections and alignments of past experiences as they integrate into my present story of life. I’m constantly assessing experiences to learn how the energy of thoughts and actions affect life situations. I consider myself a life-long student and prefer to focus on what I do want as opposed to what I don’t want.

I’m always eager to learn more about the hows and whys of bee-ing*.

Last year, I returned to a painting/design style that has always intrigued me and began creating art and designs that incorporated geometric shapes of nature. (the hexagonal shape of the honeycomb in particular). The Flower of Life is a design that is found in many cultures throughout the ages. It embodies all sacred geometretic shapes and is considered the visual representation of source energy. All alignments, connections, shapes, sounds colors, tastes, feelings, sights, experiences are physical reflections of source energy – all emanating from a divine source as represented by the Flower of Life. You can read more about this at: The Ancient Flower of Life by Drunvalo Melchezidek,

or watch this Youtube video by Spirit Science which presents the information in a much more succinct and entertaining format.

painting by Debra Cortese

 

(*Bees have been a recurring and significant part of my life experience and they are a major element of life on planet earth – far beyond the pollination of all of our foods, but that information will be shared soon. Suffice to say, the tiny winged creatures represent the physical manifestation of a search engine beyond Google’s wildest dreams!).

“The Honey Queen”, an original acrylic painting on canvas measures 24″ x 24″.
is not for sale because I am quite attached to it/her.
Fine art prints on paper or canvas are available – click here.

Contact Debra for price and shipping details.

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